Dulce Et Decorum Est And Disabled Analysis

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Through both of his poems, Dulce Et Decorum Est and Disabled, Owen clearly illustrates his feeling about war. Both of them convey the same meaning that war destroyed people’s lives. For Dulce Et, Decorum Est, it mainly illustrates soldier’s life during war, the dreadfulness of war, whereas, Disabled illustrates how war have damaged soldier’s life. Also, the saying that said that war it is lovely and honorable to die for your country is completely against his point of view. Owen conveys his idea through graphically describing his horrible experiences in war.

In Dulce Et Decorum Est, the main idea is that it should be lovely and honorable to die for one’s country but actually it is not. Throughout the whole poem, imagery and searing tone were …show more content…

The fact that war is a life destroying machine and not patriotic nor loyal thing. The war has left him with being crippled. The use of “ threw away his knee” contradicts the idea that war is honourable. Instead his loss was a waste and no praised was given to him. “ Now, he is old; his back will never brace; He’s lost his colour very far from here.” Now his face has become withered with experience and sorrow. He looks old and his back will never be upright like how it was before. This can be a comparison to his life that by losing his legs, his life will never be like before. Now, he can’t support himself both literally and figuratively. Half of his lifetime has already becomes a failure,“ And half of his lifetime lapsed in the hot race. ” Finishing on the third stanza, Owen has used colour once again. “ purple spurted from his thigh”, it illustrates the bruises he had gotten from war and the deep impact on him, a colour signifying life and languor.

Ending the poem with soldiers in the institute waiting for people to come emphasizes the fact that he is dependent and helpless. Also it reflected back to the start of the poem where he was waiting for death to come. “ How cold and late it is! Why don’t they come And put him into bed? Why don’t they come?” where the cold could possibly represents

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